As part of the Power of Making Exhibition at the V&A, the public were invited to submit short films that celebrate the power of making – the films may explain, illustrate and/or observe 'making' skills, techniques and process.
The films will be creative, inspiring, exciting and perhaps unexpected, and will explore a diverse range of skills and look at how materials can be expressed in imaginative and spectacular ways. 40 short-listed films will be a feature in the exhibition, and may be used in edited form for showing on the web and/ or for TV broadcast.
The BriefWe were looking to select and screen 40 short films that depict and/or creatively respond to the making process of an object, including; crafting, experiments, demonstrations of making skills, use of tools, equipment /machinery, hacking objects etc. Films did not need to be highly polished and edited and we welcomed material from hi and lo-fi sources such as digital camera or mobile phone. Films had to be no longer than 136 seconds long (max 10secs Title credit / max 120secs film content/ 6secs end-screen).
Keywords that describe the ways in which skills and craftsmanship should be demonstrated in the type of film we looked to select, are;
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Open submissions have now closed but you can see the selected films here.
If you have any questions about the Power of Making exhibition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org